Sparkle Selects Djibouti Data Center as Its IP Hub in Africa
Sparkle Press Release
July 12, 2019
First Tier 3 carrier-neutral data center, Djibouti will allow Sparkle to deliver high performance IP and capacity services in East and South Africa
Rome – Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy and among the top ten global operators, announces it has moved its Djibouti Point of Presence (PoP) into the Djibouti Data Center (DDC) selecting it as Sparkle’s IP hub for its expansion to East and South Africa.
The Djibouti Data Center is the first Tier 3 carrier-neutral data center in East Africa with direct access to all major international and regional cable systems connecting the European, Middle Eastern and Asian markets with Africa. These cables include SEAMEWE 5, AAE-1, SEAMEWE 3, Eassy, SEACOM and EIG; other upcoming cables like DARE and PEACE are also expected to land in the Djibouti Data Center.
The move will enable Sparkle to strengthen the performance of its global Tier-1 IP transit service Seabone providing cost effective, high quality and secure connectivity to local and international OTT’s, ISPs, Content and Application Providers. In addition to Seabone, customers can benefit from Sparkle’s Ethernet Suite service to connect different international data environments with maximum flexibility and transparency.
DDoS Mitigation & Cleaning solutions – which grant Seabone customers the option to protect their network – and Virtual NAP solutions – which allow customers to access the main Internet Exchange Points without the need of building any proprietary infrastructure – complete Sparkle’s portfolio of services offered via the Djibouti Data Center.
Sparkle is TIM Group’s fully owned Global Operator, first international service provider in Italy and among the top ten worldwide, with a proprietary backbone of around 530,000 km of fiber spanning from Europe to Africa, the Americas and Asia. Leveraging its global IP, Data, Cloud, Data Center, Mobile Data and Voice Platforms, Sparkle offers a full range of ICT solutions to Internet Service Providers, OTTs, Media and Content Players, Application Service Providers, Fixed and Mobile operators as well as Multinational Enterprises. Its sales force is active worldwide and distributed over 33 countries.
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